"Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured -- and they overcame them. And if they overcame them, you can overcome them, too. Excuses are the tools of the incompetent, used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness."
Barack Obama | 2013 Morehouse College Graduation Commencement Speech